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Jackie Chan's 'The Foreigner' Is Basically 'Taken' Meets 'John Wick'

These are 5 things we can't wait to see him do in the upcoming thriller
by John Paulo Aguilera | Jun 27, 2017
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Jackie Chan is known for his whimsical ways as an action star, from the Rush Hour to the Shanghai movies, he's always been quite the entertainer. The 63-year-old master of slapstick kung fu even produced an animated series called Jackie Chan Adventures (something most of us want to forget about).

In The Foreigner, he plays Quan, a man out for revenge following his daughter's demise. It's a darker version of Chan, one that most audiences aren't so used to. The action thriller, based on the novel The Chinaman by Stephen Leather, shows Chan in a different light, removed from his usual comic persona.

When the veteran actor announced his retirement a few years back, a number of fans weren't convinced. And now, they get the chance to watch their idol kick-ass once more in this grim big screen Hollywood comeback. Right now, it kind of feels like Taken meets John Wick—with an Asian twist, of course. And if that doesn't get you excited, then you've got no heart, man! 

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Like most of his avid followers, we're simply pumped to see him back beating up baddies. So, in honor of the Chan Man, here are some of the things that we can't wait to see him do in The Foreigner:

Try to make us cry

The teaser starts off with the unfortunate events that trigger Quan's vitriolic actions. The image of a father cradling his dead daughter should be just one of the many tearjerking scenes in this film. Kind of sounds like Liam Neeson's Taken, only a tad more morbid.

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Use legit weapons

While Chan has experience with guns in flicks like Operation Condor and City Hunter, this might be the first time he'll be dealing with this much firepower. 

Be sprightly (and limber) for his age

It wouldn't be a Jackie Chan movie without him doing his own stunts. Seeing him slide down a pole from the roof and strike bad guys like a cobra at the ripe age of 63 is quite nostalgic.


Kick Pierce Brosnan's ass

More than half of the trailer is the protagonist threatening the former James Bond, so a heated confrontation is rather fitting. The two oldies-but-goodies getting stuck in a Mexican standoff will be action gold.

Break out that familiar smile

What if, at that the end of all the chaos, Chan breaks the fourth wall and cracks a wide grin that's reminiscient of his older films? Highly improbable, but with the playful Jackie Chan, you never really know.

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